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Reuters Photographer Danish Siddiqui Killed In Fight Between Afghan Forces And Taliban

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news agency was killed on Friday during a clash between Afghan forces and the Taliban.

Dane Siddiqi, an Indian citizen who was attached to the Afghan city of Kandahar along with the country’s special forces, reported fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters when he was killed. Reported by Reuters.

Siddiqi was killed by the Taliban in crossfire near a border crossing with Pakistan as Afghan forces tried to reclaim the main market square of Spin Boldak, an Afghan commander told Reuters. Siddiqi, who was wounded in the arm by a shrapnel earlier Friday, spoke to shopkeepers when the Taliban attacked him again, killing him along with a senior Afghan officer.

Photographer Dutch Siddiqi captures children riding at a fair in Mumbai, India on December 27, 2018 REUTERS / Danish S


Danish Siddiqi via Reuters

Photographer Dutch Siddiqi captures children riding at a fair in Mumbai, India, December 27, 2018 REUTERS / Danish Siddiqi

Reuters President Michael Friedenberg and Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni said they were still looking for more information on their colleague’s death.

Dane Siddiqi, a Reuters photographer from India, poses for a photo at the Columbia University Memorial Library.


Mohammad Ponir Hossein via Reuters

Dane Siddiqi, a Reuters photographer from India, poses for a photographer at the Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library during the Pulitzer Prize Awards in New York on May 30, 2018.

“The Dane was an outstanding journalist, a devoted husband and father, and a very beloved colleague,” the statement said. “Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.”

Photo taken by Danish Siddiqi shows demonstrators take refuge during a protest in Hong Kong, China on August 31, 2019.  REUTERS


Danish Siddiqi via Reuters

Photo taken by Danish Siddiqi shows demonstrators take refuge during a protest in Hong Kong, China on August 31, 2019. REUTERS / Danish Siddiqi

Siddiqi has covered crises around the world, including Iraq, Nepal and Hong Kong. In 2018, he was part of the Reuters team of photographers that received the Pulitzer Prize for Fine Art Photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.

A photograph taken by Danish journalist Siddiqi shows anti-government protesters raising their mobile phones during a protest.


Danish Siddiqi via Reuters

Photo taken by Danish journalist Siddiqui shows anti-government protesters raising their mobile phones during the United We Stand rally in Hong Kong, China, December 12, 2019 REUTERS / Danish Siddiqui

More than 60 media workers were killed in Afghanistan between 2018 and 2021. UN report says this year.

Reuters photographer Siddiqi Dane (right) takes pictures helping a flood victim who is being evacuated.


via Associated Press

Reuters photographer Siddiqi of Denmark (right) takes photos helping a flood-affected woman being evacuated from the headwaters of Govindghat, India, Sunday, June 23, 2013. Afghan government forces fought on Friday to retake the Pakistani border from Taliban insurgents, and Reuters reported that one of his photographers was killed in the area. Reuters reported that Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Siddiqi, who worked for Afghan Special Forces, was killed on Friday, July 16, 2021, when a squad of commandos tried to recapture Spin Boldak. (AP Photo / Rafiq Maqbool)

US troops they are expected to be outside of Afghanistan by the end of the next month after 20 years of war, despite the growing presence of Taliban forces retaking parts of the country.

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